Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology

Counselling, Counselling Psychology

This comprehensive 15-month Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology (PGDICP) part-time programme instils the candidate a range of theoretical, analytical, conceptual and functional skills in counselling. While understanding the underlying theories, the candidate is also able to apply appropriate counselling skills in different situations. This graduate programme enables the successful candidate to work effectively as a counsellor.

This is an accredited course by the Singapore Association for Counselling. Kindly click on the logo for more information on the Singapore Association for Counselling.

Singapore Association for Counselling  

With effect from 31 October 2019, the Graduate Diploma in Counselling (GDICP) programme will be renamed to “Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology” (PGDICP).

Faculty School of Counselling
Programme Code PGDICP
Next Intake 16 Jan 2020
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  • Ability to critically evaluate the strengths and limitations of the major approaches in individual and group counselling and psychology.
  • Achieve competence and to practice within the guidelines and ethical codes of counselling.
  • Advance to a professional qualification and attain authentic counselling experience.
  • Develop critical evaluation skills to assess and implement intervention strategies to fulfil therapeutic treatment goals.
  • Ability to comprehend personal growth and self-awareness through self-exploration.
  • Recognise and respect human diversity across populations, age groups, culture and contexts.

Besides introducing the academic aspect at graduate level, the Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology (PGDICP) focuses on developing and enhancing candidates’ experiential knowledge and skills professionally through a holistic approach.

13 Modules

Module 1 Psychological Theories and Perspectives
Module 2 Family Systems Therapy
Module 3 Counselling Skills
Module 4 Counselling Methods
Module 5 Counselling Ethics
Module 6 Group Counselling
Module 7 Crisis Intervention
Module 8 Addiction Intervention
Module 9 Counselling Children
Module 10 Research Methods
Module 11 Developmental Psychology
Module 12 Abnormal Psychology
Module 13 Practicum: Advanced Counselling Skills Practice

Modules Synopses
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The programme expects candidates to complete individual and/or group written assignments, and/or written examination, depending on the modular criteria. Students must attend 75% of the classes to qualify for the examination.
Candidates must also submit a written report upon fulfilling the compulsory practicum hours, to graduate from the course.

For admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology programme:

1 For applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements, on a case-by-case basis, they are required to take on bridging modules FIRST, before enrolling into this course.

2 For applicants who possess a related Degree (i.e. Counselling, Psychology), module exemptions will be made at the discretion of the College.

Preview Days & Time: Mondays – Fridays
*Estimated duration of the free preview is 1-hour.
Next Intake: 16 Jan 2020
Duration: 15 Months (Part-Time)
Contact Hours: 412 hrs (312 hrs + 100 hrs practicum)
Schedule: 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Course Fee Structure: Payment to be made to
Non Refundable Application Fees: Application Fee – S$150.00
Practicum Fee – S$360
Course Fee: S$12,970
Total Payable before GST: S$13,480.00
GST of 7%: S$943.60
Total Payable after GST: S$14,423.60
Payment Mode:
Cash / NETS / Credit Card / Cheque / Telegraphic Transfer / Bank Transfer / PayNow / In-house Instalment

– Interest-free instalment up to 12 months available for UOB & OCBC Credit Card Holders.
– In-house instalments available on a case-by-case basis.
Refund terms: Refund table as per student contract
Fee Protection Scheme (FPS): Fee Protection Scheme
Other Fees: Miscellaneous Fees

Disclaimer: All terms, schedules, and prices are subject to change without prior notice and at the discretion of College of Allied Educators.

The existing Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology (GDICP) lessons will be taught out.